012711 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom

Hello warriors.

Here are today’s Weapons of Warrior Wisdom.

It is easy to be misunderstood. It can sometimes really suck when you are. Skin takes time to thicken. And the discipline it takes to develop and then live your life by a Fuck What Others Think attitude is no cakewalk. Most of those who admire and respect you for it keep it to themselves for fear of wrecking their conventional, never-rock-the-boat, missionary-position-only lives.

Your jaw would hit the floor if I revealed the identity of the corporate and mainstream bigwigs and hotshots who write me in secrecy, privately cheering Warriorman on, sweating and panting at the thought of just once having the balls to tell the ones they work with, and even the ones they have to live with, that they don’t give a fuck what they think.

So, yeah, the loneliness and ostracization that comes along with firing both barrels and often being misunderstood can suck, sometimes. But let me tell you, it can suck a hell of a lot worse, and be far more damaging to your life, if you misunderstand yourself and never grasp who, what and why you truly are. Sacrificing the real you to live a life built on lies is one hell of a price to pay just to make sure you make nice and don’t offend others with the truth.

Nineteen years ago this month I opened a gym. (I’m reminded of it because I just returned from bringing a bunch of that equipment home and outfitting a WARRIOR gym in a great old barn next to my studio.) During the remodeling way back then, I created the now familiar quote, “You must show no mercy…nor have any belief whatsoever in how others judge you…for your greatness will silence them all,” and had it painted on a wall in 15″ letters across the top of a Warrior Logo that had a wingspan of 6 ft by 6 ft. Just off the lower right wingtip, I wrote, Always Believe, Warrior, another 20-year-running signature trademark of mine.

This Show no mercy… quote has been often misunderstood. I want you to understand it. It’s important that you do. Not for my benefit, for yours.

“Your greatness,” this greatness of yours that has the power to silence others, is NOT something you build or create or manufacture externally, outside of yourself. This is not what this quote ever meant. I was never saying, using the quote, that MY Greatness is my Ultimate Warrior career in sport entertainment — and THAT is what silences others. This kind of greatness is shit compared to the kind that really matters.

What I want you to realize, what you absolutely must realize to make the MOST of your life, is that the power to silence the envious and jealous, the naysayers and critics who judge you as less worthy, less valuable and less great than you truly are doesn’t come from building anything in the hope they will see it as greatness and finally shut up with their judgments. The ONLY greatness that has the power to silence them is the greatness you were born with and exist within you right now. You already possess the greatness that gives you the power.

You engage it by believing in it and the God-gifted obligation you have to stay true to it.

The only voice that matters is yours, the one within.

Pay heed to YOUR GREATNESS. Hear IT. Lean on IT. Depend on IT. Love IT.

And fuck the voices of everyone else.

The Weapon of Warrior Wisdom images are linked to another page with more Weapons, a larger view, and more explanation.

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Your Founding Father of Life Intensity,

Always Believe,

Warrior

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6 Responses to “012711 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom”
  1. Ben says:

    It’s Weapons like these that get me up at 4 a.m. to kickstart my body and mind. Without you, Warrior, I never would have strived for the intensity & discipline I need to acheive my physical and educational goals. Thank you

    W- No, thank you. Thanks for taking the time to write and comment. Influences on us come from many sources, but they are just that — influences. They don’t take action to achieve nothing on their OWN. You had to motivate yourself and do the work on your OWN. That is all yours and NOBODY else can take credit for that.

  2. Spirit says:

    I agree Ben, except that while you may think without Warrior you wouldn’t have achieved your physical and educational goals, the reality is you were already born a Warrior. My opinion is one warrior will influence another and vice versa. Cheers.

  3. Ekku says:

    My life has always been the way that you described in this post. I stay true to my own way of thinking which I think is common sense but in today’s world it seems to be old-fashioned. I could have achieved more materially in life if I had betrayed myself and just gone with the flow but it seems a too great of a sacrifice to make.
    As I started to follow “Warrior’s Machete” I realized that there are still people who speak their mind even if it can make them less “popular” among others. It makes me feel better about my choices to know that there are others that have principles as well.
    On a positive note, some of my efforts are turning out to be successful. I’m now getting my master’s degree at a relatively late age of 31 and I’m training to compete in grip strength events on a national level. I have also taken up guitar playing a couple of years back when people around me thought it is impossible to learn an instrument if you begin at a later stage in life than childhood. Now I am in the process of recording an instrumental album on my simple home equipment.
    I always look for inspiration from these pages and very often I feel uplifted by the thoughts I find. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to reading more of your thoughts.

  4. Thank you for your wisdom. I have always been passive in my life as a Black man in the white man’s world. As ‘ve read your blog (along with watching George Lincoln Rockwell, david Duke, and Malcolm X videos, along with my experiences in the hells of japan), I have learned that life is not worth living at all unless you can stand up for yourself. If I’m goign to die either way, I’ll at least die fighting, whether it be metaphorically or literally.

    Sieg Heil!

  5. Ben says:

    Thank you, Warriorman and Spirit, it’s awesome to have these influences. I picked up Mortimer Adler’s HTRaB at Warrior’s suggestion and man has it changed the way I approach learning. I used to write notecards and read my hilighted material over and over again, but found out through HTRaB you must own the material, literally. Originally, I picked it up to get started on the Great Books, but I’ve applied the techniques to my Physio/Biochem/Microbiology/Dental textbooks and haven’t looked back since. I haven’t made one notecard in over a year. However, anyone who looks at my texbooks can see through notes, scribbles, arrows and wear that I own it.

  6. Darin says:

    Warrior I identify with you so much. Watching you perform as a young child was Always awesome, and now your writings have seriously blown my mind, it is amazing what you have and continue to accomplish in your life, I encourage you to keep writing and living. Thank you Warrior. I just finished watching that bs shit talk that they called tsdotuw, but I’m thankful for it too because it started the gears in my head into motion to inevitably discover this awesome blog of yours. Thanks again, your words and actions altogether inspire me sir. – Darin

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